The people of Burma
|Pilgrims. Monks inside the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.|
Like I said before, the Burmese are a people beautifully caught between traditions of the past and the threshold of present times. It's no wonder that in one corner, you will see women in longyis carrying fruit baskets or selling thanakas while in the other, you'll come across monks fiddling with their smartphones.
In my previous posts, I've shown you the place. Now let me show you the people.
|Old school. A woman fetching water from a well in one of the traditional villages in Bagan.|
|Grandpa keeping up with technology.|
|Women on wheels. In Bagan, locals go around in bicycles or motorcycles. Even the women.|
And as if the locals we encountered weren't enough to ingrain in us the beauty of Myanmar as a nation, this trip paved way for us to connect and become friends with a beautiful Burmese family.
|A warm welcome. Than Zaw Aung (in black) whom we initially contacted to be our guide, and his lovely wife Thuthu Zin preparing dessert for us while we make ourselves at home in their cozy restaurant.|